I Celtic Craft Fair Cumbemauld Theatre. Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. 11am—4pm. Free. With live music for children and adults. Cumbernauld Celtic Arts Festival. See Music Preview.

I Gaberlunzie Cumbernauld Theatre. Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). Robin Watson and Gordon Menzies have been entertaining Scottish audiences since the early 70s. releasing thirteen albums. Cumbernauld Celtic Arts Festival.

I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. Diannid Hynes and Jim Goudie.

I Ceilidh Dance Riverside. Fox Street. off Clyde Street. 248 3144. Doors open 8pm. music at 9pm. £5.


I Votes For Freedom Concert Assembly Rooms. George SerCl. 220 4349. 8pm. £5 (£4). Peace Festival celebrates International Women's Day with a concert featuring South African singer Mara [WW and her band. Support from Edinburgh's Talitha Mackenzie and ethnically eclectic vocal ensemble Sedenka.

I Tron Folk Club Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3. Veteran singer and humorist Tich Frier.

I Caledonian Ceilidh Caledonian Brewery. Slateford Road. 7.30pm-midnight. £4.50. Bar. Food. Weekly dance to live bands. Tickets in advance frotn Tron Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550.

I Finnegan’s Awake Scruffy Murphy‘s. George W Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free.


I Mara louw Band Stratliclyde Suite. Royal Concert Hall. 1 Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £9.50 (£6.50). Powerful Soweto—born singer returns after her recent celebratory concert for Nelson Mandela‘s ‘Freedom of the City' award.


I Kelis Scruffy Murphy's. George [V Bn'dge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free.



I Ceilidh Dance Workshops Woodside Halls. St George's Cross. 6.15-8.15pm. £3 per evening or £15 for seven weeks. For beginners and experienced dancers. With dance caller Bob Blair and multi—squeeze box player Steve Sutclille. Presented by Glasgow Folk anti

1 Traditional Arts Trust. 123 High Street.

Bookings 812 206-1.


I Edinburgh Songwriter’s Showcase Tron

Ceilidh House, Hunter Square. 8pm. The first ten songwriters who show up play

I during the evening. with the headlining

i artist playing from about 10.30pm. This i week no special guest. it‘s the First

1 Birthday Party.

I Penicuik Folk Club Navaar House

5 Hotel. Bog Road. Penicuik. 8pm.

i Singaround.


g Glasgow 1 I Weekly Fiddle Workshop Strathclyde } Arts Centre. Washington Street. ; 7.30—9.30pm. £4. information 636 1450. ( Tutor lain Fraser leads a single-group j workshop on Scots and Cape Breton fiddle styles. for players who have at least a basic command of the instrument. Not for absolute beginners.

I Scotia Folk Scotia Bar. Stockwcll - Street. 552 8681. 9pm. Free. Blues from Eric Cuthbertson.

Edtnburgh I Edinburgh Folk Club Cafe Royal i Upstairs. West Register Street. 557 4792. _' 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Prelude are a successful contemporary acoustic songwriting duo frotn Tyneside. I Blackeyed Biddy Scruffy Murphy's. ' George 1V Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Highly talented multi—instrumental duo.


Glasgow I Whistlebinkies Cumbernauld Theatre. Cumbemauld. 0236 732887. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). The Scottish traditions in music. all in one group. Fiddle. pipes. harp. Gaelic and Scots song with other instruments. : story and humour. Cumbernauld Celtic Arts Festival.


Concerts are listed by date, then by city. Classical & Opera listings compiled by Carol Main.


I Midday Concert Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Mttsic for trombone with Christian Lindberg. ranging from Gregorian Chains to A Short Ride on a .ilotor [like by way of John ('age. Berio and Hillborg.

I SCD (‘in Hall. C‘antllet'iggs. 227 5511.

7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 26. Edinburgh. £3—£11 (£1). Folk music is the key to tonight’s programme. which opens with Bartok's Rttmanian Dances and goes on to Haydn and Dvorak's Romance. Mozart's Prague Symphony is in the second half. Gilbert Varga conducts and Nikolai Madoyan is violin soloist.

I Strathclyde University Chorus, Chamber Choir and Orchestra Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Carissimi's Jeptha. the mass Mon t‘oettr se ret'omntende di was by Lassus. Vivaldi‘s Gloria and instrumental music by Corelli.


I Edinburgh University Concert Reid

Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 1.10pm.

; Free at door. Organ concertos by Stanley v and Handel performed by John Kitchen.

organ. and string ensemble directed by

l Christopher Field.

I RSND Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date: Sat 26. Glasgow. £4.50—£19 (£3.50). Jane Glover is guest conductor for Britten. Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Imogen Cooper. Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony and Judith Weir’s Isti mirant stella.

.3 I Edinburgh University Concert Reid

Concert Hall. Bristo Square. 7.30pm. EU String Orchestra conducted by Etnre Araci in Mozart. Leighton. Pachelbel and Shostakovich Chamber Symphony 0p llOa.

I Sound Check 1994 The Studios. BBC. 5 Queen Street. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 8pm. £6.50. The Smith Quartet give the second

5 concert in this series of new music which , challenges established perceptions.

Known for their technical brilliance and

virtuoso playing. this young string quartet . perform music by Fitkin. Nyman. Bryars. f Vine. Volans and Martland.



I Percussion Extravaganza Stevenson

3 Hall. RSAMD. 100 Renfrew Street. 332

5057. 4pm. Admission free by ticket. RSAMD Junior Dept percussionists in solo and ensemble items.

I RSND Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm.

3 £4.50—£l9(£3.50). See Fri 25.


I BBC SSD Concert Hall. Broadcasting

House. Queen Margaret Drive. Tickets: SSO Concerts Secretary. BBC. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow G12 8DG. 7.30pm. Free. Grigori thislin is soloist in Khachaturian's Violin Concerto. which falls between Haydn's Clot/t Svmp/tonv and Nielsen's The Four 'I'entperaments. ()stno Vanska conducts.

I Bearsden Burgh Choir St Andrew's

Programme includes A North [East Wind

by J Dalby and James Hunter‘s Burns Rhapsody.

I The Kelvin Ensemble Bute Hall. Glasgow University. 7.30pm. Fattre. Mahler and Beethoven‘s Symphony No 3 conducted by John Lubbock with Christine Cairns. mezzo.

I The Turn oi the Screw Tramway. Albert Drive. Tickets: 332 9000 (Theatre Royal Box Office). 8pm. £3.50—£18.50. Last night of Scottish Opera‘s new production of Britten's chilling opera based on the novella of the same name by Henry James. Some excellent performances and a rare chance to see Scottish Opera away from its usual home. The production is by David Leveaux. the acclaimed theatre director. and the young and imtnensely talented Timothy Lole conducts. Not to be missed.

I Milngavie Choir Milngavie Town Hall. Further info: 956 4635. 7.30pm. Annual concert.


I Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra Reid Concert Hall. Bristo Square. £3.50 (£2). 7.30pm. William Conway directs Pelleas and Melisande by Sibelius. Brahms‘ Variations on a Theme ofHaydn and the Divertimento for Strings by Bartok.

I Peace Concert Church of St Andrew and St George. George Street. Further info: 661 8403. 7.30pm. Temple-Song- Hearts. a London-based all-female ensemble in a synthesis of East and West. Their repertoire. for piano. flute. clarinet. cello. harmonium and voices, is made up of Indian melodies composed by Sri Chimnoy arranged for Western instruments.

I SCD Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.45pm. £3.50—£15 (£3). See Fri 25. Glasgow.

I Edinburgh Bach Choir/Scottish Sinionia Greyfriars Tolbooth and Highland Kirk. Candlemaker Row. Tickets: 668 2019 (Queen‘s Hall Box Office). 7.45pm. £7 (£5). Lots of lovely choral music (but no Bach) including Party’s Blest Pair of Sirens and Elgar’s Spirit of England. Patricia MacMahon is soloist in Strauss’s Four Last Songs and Neil Mantle conducts.



I The Gilbert and Sullivan Story Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. Tickets: 227 5511 (Ticket Centre. Candleriggs). 7.30pm. £8.50—£12.50. The part of Sullivan is taken by Richard Baker in this gala evening of highlights from all the Savoy operas. including The Mikado. HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of

3 Penzant'e. Top class soloists include

. Linda Ormiston (mezzo). Naomi Harvey j (soprano) and (John Ayldon (bass). With College. Further info: 339 4567. 7.30pm. r

the National Operetta Orchestra conducted by Richard Balcotnbe.

Alasdair Fraser, Kevin Burke, Chris Wood

Thursday 24 February 8.00pm (doors/bar 7.30pm) Henry Wood Hall, Claremont Street, Glasgow Tickets: £7.50 (£4.50) from Ticket Centre 041-227 5511

Saturday 26 February 8.00pm (doors/bar 7.30pm) Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh

and The Queen's Hall 031-668 2019


With traditional fiddlers from Sweden, France, India & the USA

£8.00 (£6.00) from Assembly Rooms, Kings Theatre or Usher Hall 031-220 4349

"The most exciting line-up of fiddlers ever to hit the British stage "

The List 25 February—10 March 1994 39

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